Ok, I get that, Zigbee is not specific enough. So we should talk about the Zigbee Home Automation Application Profile. I was kind of assuming that any home automation product using Zigbee would be conforming to the Home Automation Application Profile. I understand that some manufacturers want to accomplish some level of vendor lock-in (although most probably didn't count on RFXCOM
), but they can't all be that stupid.
So my question remains: why aren't there any modules available that conform to the Zigbee Home Automation Application Profile
. Or will these modules just not become available for DIY, but only through companies like Control 4. And if this is so, the only way to make a DIY home automation system with Zigbee, is to make one yourself from microcontrollers & RF-radio's.